Professional Engineering

CVE10002, formerly HEF1000 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester

Contact hours

  • 60 hours





Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to the profession of Civil engineering and develop your teamwork, time management and graphical communication skills.

After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
1. Function in a team, managing time and processes effectively. (K5, K6, S4, A2, A5, A6, A7)
2. Discuss professional engineering careers and emerging trends in Civil Engineering. (K1, K4, K6, A2)
3. Appraise the ethical aspects of engineering projects. (K1, K6, A1)
4. Apply engineering methods in any particular engineering project. (K4, S1, A4)
5. Apply information skills in professional report writing. (K1, K2, K6, S1, A4)
6. Use problem solving strategies in engineering. (K5, K6, S2, A5)
7. Discern sustainable engineering solutions from others. (K1, K5, K6)
8. Generate an engineering management plan for basic engineering projects. (K2, K6, S1, S4, A5)
9. Demonstrate effective communication through a professional presentation and engineering report writing. (K2, K5, K6, A2, A5, A6)
10. Generate professional CAD drawings for simple engineering objects. (K1, K2, A2, A5)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K4 Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
K5 Practice Context: Discerns and appreciates the contextual factors affecting professional engineering practice.
K6 Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S4 Project Management: Systematically uses engineering methods in conducting and managing projects.
A1 Ethics: Values the need for, and demonstrates, ethical conduct and professional accountability.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
A4 Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.
A5 Professional Self: Demonstrates professionalism.
A6 Management of Self: Demonstrates self-management processes.
A7 Teamwork: Demonstrates effective team membership and team leadership.

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014. Please ensure that you check the unit entry for the correct 2014 unit code.